Principal Quantum Number: Definition & Example


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Which of the following values of n has the highest ionization energy?

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1. How many nodes are there for n = 4?

2. Which of the following statements about quantum numbers is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will examine your ability to recognize characteristics related to a particular principle quantum number. The questions will give you a principal quantum number and then ask you questions about the nodes, electrons, and more related to that number.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet ask you to:

  • Identify the value with the highest ionization energy
  • Determine how many nodes are in a given value
  • Recognize facts about quantum numbers
  • Find the principle quantum number with 2 subshells
  • List the maximum number of electrons for a specific principle quantum number

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of principal quantum numbers to solve sample problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding finding the maximum number of electrons for principle quantum numbers and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding facts about principal quantum numbers

Additional Learning

Once you have completed the quiz, head over to the related lesson, Principal Quantum Number: Definition & Example. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Defining the principal quantum number
  • Relating principal quantum numbers to electron density
  • Understanding nodes and subshells
  • Explaining ionization energy
  • Detailing how a rise in principal quantum numbers affects other concepts